AMAs 2014: Iggy Azalea Leads American Music Awards Nominations With Six Nods

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Australian rapper Iggy Azalea leads the list of nominees for the 2014 American Music Awards, earning six nominations including in the artist of the year and single of the year categories.

Singers John Legend, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams follow closely behind the "Fancy" rapper, each with five nominations. Lorde earned four nods, and Beyonce, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic and One Direction earned three nominations each.

Recording artists Jason Derulo and Charli XCX -- who partners with Azalea on "Fancy" -- came to the "Good Morning America" Times Square studio to announce the nominees in five categories.

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2014 AMA Nominations: Jason Derulo, Charli X-C-X Reveal 'AMA' Nominees

The artist of the year category expanded from five to 10 nominees this year. The nominees in the category are Iggy Azalea, Beyoncé, Luke Bryan, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, One Direction, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams. The 10 nominees will be narrowed to five based on the votes received through Nov. 13 and the winner will be determined by the total votes received throughout the entire voting period.

Five songs are up for single of the year this year, up from three in the previous year. The singles are "Fancy," by Azalea featuring Charli XCX; "All of Me," by John Legend; "Rude," by MAGIC!; "Dark Horse," by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J and "Happy" by Pharrell Williams.

The AMAs are voted on by fans, with the winners determined by votes cast online and via Twitter.

Nominations are based on key fan interactions reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity, according to the awards.

The 42 annual American Music Awards will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. on Sunday, November 23rd on ABC. Pre-show live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00 p.m. ET on Yahoo.com.

The Full List of Nominees

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Iggy Azalea

Beyoncé

Luke Bryan

Eminem

Imagine Dragons

John Legend

Lorde

One Direction

Katy Perry

Pharrell Williams

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL'S

5 Seconds of Summer

Iggy Azalea

Bastille

Sam Smith

Meghan Trainor

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX "Fancy"

John Legend "All of Me"

MAGIC! "Rude"

Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J "Dark Horse"

Pharrell Williams "Happy"

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST -- POP/ROCK

John Legend

Sam Smith

Pharrell Williams

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST -- POP/ROCK

Iggy Azalea

Lorde

Katy Perry

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP -- POP/ROCK

Imagine Dragons

One Direction

OneRepublic

FAVORITE ALBUM -- POP/ROCK

Lorde "Pure Heroine"

One Direction "Midnight Memories"

Katy Perry "Prism"

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST -- COUNTRY

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Blake Shelton

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST -- COUNTRY

Miranda Lambert

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP -- COUNTRY

Eli Young Band

Florida Georgia Line

Lady Antebellum

FAVORITE ALBUM -- COUNTRY

Garth Brooks "Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences"

Eric Church "The Outsiders"

Brantley Gilbert "Just As I Am"

FAVORITE ARTIST -- RAP/HIP-HOP

Iggy Azalea

Drake

Eminem

FAVORITE ALBUM -- RAP/HIP-HOP

Iggy Azalea "The New Classic"

Drake "Nothing Was The Same"

Eminem "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST -- SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown

John Legend

Pharrell Williams

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST -- SOUL/R&B

Jhene Aiko

Beyoncé

Mary J. Blige

FAVORITE ALBUM -- SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé "Beyoncé"

John Legend "Love in the Future"

Pharrell Williams "G I R L"

FAVORITE ARTIST -- ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Bastille

Imagine Dragons

Lorde

FAVORITE ARTIST -- ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Sara Bareilles

OneRepublic

Katy Perry

FAVORITE ARTIST -- LATIN

Marc Anthony

Enrique Iglesias

Romeo Santos

FAVORITE ARTIST -- CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Casting Crowns

Hillsong United

Newsboys

FAVORITE ARTIST -- ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

Avicii

Calvin Harris

Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK

"Frozen"

"The Fault In Our Stars"

"Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1"

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